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Monday, May 10
1:00 PM Talk Understanding the Context for Asian Americans in Higher Education
Wednesday, May 12
4:00 PM Book Talk: Things We Lost to the Water
8:00 PM Baja Laughs Comedy Night
Thursday, May 13
4:00 PM Talk: the Fall and Rise of U.S.-China Policy Uncertainty
6:30 PM Talk: India in South Asia: Fraught Regional Relationships
Friday, May 14
12:00 PM iCafé – Your Passport to Culture!
12:00 PM San Diego International Shorts Fest
8:00 PM Film: Moulin Rouge!
8:00 PM Film: Judas and the Black Messiah
Saturday, May 15
10:00 AM Talk: Archaeological Findings in San Diego Chinatown
10:30 AM Music: Sonia De Los Santos
12:00 PM San Diego International Shorts Fest
4:00 PM Italy's South and North: Exploring History, Gaps and Misconceptions
8:00 PM Film: Judas and the Black Messiah
Sunday, May 16
12:00 PM Tinaguis de la Raza Crafters Market
12:00 PM San Diego International Shorts Fest
4:00 PM Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, Paths Converge
8:00 PM Film: Judas and the Black Messiah
Tuesday, May 18
11:00 AM Talk: Vaccine Diplomacy
3:00 PM Talk: Race & Indigeneity in Oceania
4:30 PM Japan Zoominar: Through a Transnational Lens: Japan and the World
Wednesday, May 19
11:00 AM Talk: Memory & Refuge(eness): on Southeast Asian Identities & War
3:30 PM Showing up for our AAPI Community: the Bystander Challenge
Thursday, May 20
6:00 PM Italian Film: Shooting the Mafia
Friday, May 21
12:00 PM iCafé – Your Passport to Culture!
Saturday, May 22
6:00 PM Talk: Gregorio Luke on Rufino Tamayo
7:00 PM Exhibition: Gerardo Meza's Imaginarium
Sunday, May 23
2:00 PM Music: The Romeros Quartet
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10:00 AM Virtual Tour of Umbria, Italy Streaming Lectures with Local Tour Guide Riccardo Fausti

Each live lecture will last about 40 minutes + Q&A

You will receive a link after your ticket purchase. Recordings will be available.

A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Italian Cultural Center, San Diego.

Admission/Cost: $0 - $18

Location:
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Dates, times and topics:
Friday, April 23 - 10:00 AM - Geography, Nature, Food & Wine: Umbria uncovered: where to go and what to taste in the Green Heart of Italy
Saturday, April 24 - 10:00 AM - History & Art: Umbria through centuries: from pre-Roman to Saint Francis, from the Renaissance to the Grand Tours
12:00 PM iCafé – Your Passport to Culture! Global Education, in partnership with Extension, Outreach and Recreation at UC San Diego, invites you to iCafé, International Friday Café’s virtual café, teams up with campus partners to explore the world as global citizens and frequent "virtual" flyers!

Play Travel Trivia hosted by Extension (winner gets a prize!) and enjoy our Global Playground hosted by Recreation. Receive a free apron by sharing a recipe in the Cook Club! This fun global exploration happens at 12:00 PM on Fridays (Pacific Time).

Each quarter we visit different global destinations on Fridays! Check us out on Facebook and watch previous iCafé recordings too. Connect with your Triton community over culture, trivia, fitness and cuisine. Join us and bring a friend...It's free and fun of course!

Admission/Cost: FREE
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Location:
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Dates and times:
Friday, April 9 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Taiwan
Friday, April 16 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Cambodia
Friday, April 23 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Brazil
Friday, April 30 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - New Zealand
Friday, May 7 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Hong Kong
Friday, May 14 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - France
Friday, May 21 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Saudi Arabia
Friday, May 28 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Philippines
Friday, June 4 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Malaysia
4:00 PM The Shadow of El Centro: a History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity Bounded by desert and mountains, El Centro, California, is isolated and difficult to reach. However, its location close to the border between San Diego and Yuma, Arizona, has made it an important place for Mexican migrants attracted to the valley’s agricultural economy. in 1945, it also became home to the El Centro Immigration Detention Camp. the Shadow of El Centro tells the story of how that camp evolved into the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service Processing Center of the 2000s and became a national model for detaining migrants--a place where the policing of migration, the racialization of labor, and detainee resistance coalesced. Using government correspondence, photographs, oral histories, and private documents, Jessica Ordaz reveals the rise and transformation of migrant detention through this groundbreaking history of one detention camp. the story shows how the U.S. detention system was built to extract labor, to discipline, and to control migration, and it helps us understand the long and shadowy history of how immigration officials went from detaining a few thousand unauthorized migrants during the 1940s to confining hundreds of thousands of people by the end of the twentieth century. Ordaz also uncovers how these detained migrants have worked together to create transnational solidarities and innovative forms of resistance.Bio: Jessica Ordaz is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her doctorate from the University of California Davis in American History. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Ordaz was the Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington, which focused on comparative racial capitalism. Her first book, the Shadow of El Centro: a History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity, was released in March 2021. Her second project will explore the multifaceted history of veganism and plant-based diets throughout the Americas, focusing on colonization, food politics, and social justice. This research will illuminate the wider and transnational history of Latinx veganism and how communities of color have engaged with questions of animal, human, and plant relations for centuries.

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Location:
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Friday, April 23 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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